86-Eighty Six’s new opening theme surpassed one million views on Aniplex’s official Youtube channel on October 7, 2021. The stunning video hit the million-views mark in just five days. In comparison, the previous opening took a few months to hit the same milestone. With music performed by amazarashi, the new opening theme made its debut at the end of episode 12 to kick off the second cour of 86-Eighty Six.
You can watch the official video below:
Incredible animations mixed in with an array of beautiful colors, 86-Eighty Six 2nd Cour’s opening theme, in my opinion, is definitely one of the best we’ve received all year.
The build-up to the Spearhead Squadron flying down onto a battlefield covered with soothing light and vibrant colors gives the viewer a sense of comfort mixed with pure adrenaline. Viewers will also notice a lot of new characters not seen in the previous cour of the series. Along with some heavy metaphors and foreshadowing, the new opening theme truly ended episode 12 perfectly.
Possible Anime of the Season
After a flawless episode last Saturday, 86-Eighty Six is shaping up to be a contender for anime of the season. If you have yet to start watching the series, now would be a good time. If you’re still on the fence about it, be sure to check out our latest article, “86 Reasons to Watch 86-Eighty Six“.
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So, what are your thoughts on the new opening theme?
Episode 13 of 86-Eighty Six will air on Saturday, October 9, on Crunchyroll.
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